The Doctor Will Google You Now with Thomas Lee, Susan Love and Deborah Wexler
Is the internet taking the mystery out of medicine? Although access to healthcare hasn't improved, access to medical information has. As a result, patients are now spending more time at PubMed than the neighborhood saloon. The effect is sobering to physicians who had enjoyed a centuries old monopoly on medspeak. Docs may have been knocked from their pedestals but they arenÃÂt down for the count. They too are basking in the benefits of cyberspace. The inspired diagnosis is only a Blackberry away.
Run time 52:00
Open Source, hosted by Chris Lydon and distributed by Public Radio International, is produced in cooperation with WGBH and UMass Lowell by David Miller, Brendan Greeley, Katherine Bidwell and Chelsea Merz. Mary McGrath is the senior producer.